If you would like to skate with the Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls you have come to right place! We hold 2-3 recruitment events every year, where we take on new skaters of all abilities.
You have to be over 18 years old to skate with LBRG but under 18’s can join our junior league, the Bombinos. More information here.
If you are interested in joining us, take a look at the FAQ’s below to clear up any questions you might have. If you still have questions or want to find out when our next recruitment event is, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us across our social media pages.
Do I have to be super-fit?
You do not have to be super-fit to join LBRG, in fact lots of people start Roller Derby because they are aware that they ought to be more active but have yet to find a sport which suits them. You will start playing Roller Derby to get fit, but before long you will want to GET fit to play Roller Derby! We incorporate off-skates warm ups and exercises to our training session, as well as working with our Strength and Conditioning partner Custom Fitness once a week.
Do I have to be able to skate?
People join us with all levels of skating ability, many having never skated before at all. We will teach you everything you need to know, at your own pace.
What kit will I need?
Every Roller Derby player needs a pair of quad skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, a mouth guard and a helmet. We can lend you all this kit (except the mouth guard, gross) free of charge for your first sessions. Buying your own kit can vary in cost based on whether you buy it new or used. There are lots of sites selling ‘Newbie Kits’ which include everything you need yo get started from £80-£200. All our members are happy to share advice about kit and often you can borrow items from other girls before committing to buying your own.
What should I wear?
There’s no set outfit for training but most girls wear t-shirts or vests with leggings or shorts. Tracksuit bottoms are hot and baggy and bare legs are painful to fall over onto. You should also bring / wear trainers as we often do drills off skates.
We have team t-shirts and vests which you’ll be entitled to buy once you become a full member and uniforms for bouting teams.
What does it cost?
To start it’s £6 per session. Once you’re a full league member dues are paid monthly by standing order. You will have to buy kit and how much you spend on this is to a certain extent up to you, as mentioned above.
Am I too old?
No! If you can stand upright, then you can skate!
Am I the wrong shape?
No! Roller Derby players come in all shapes and sizes; we have players well under 5’ tall all the way to over 6’ and equally diverse in width! The nature of the game is such that everyone has something they can bring to the team.
What if I get hurt?
You will get hurt, this is a contact sport. However, we do everything we can to minimise the risk of injury, including teaching you to fall before we teach you to skate, maintaining fitness, warming up and cooling down at every session and having excellent referees to make sure we skate cleanly, safely and within the rules.
I loved ‘Whip It’ – is Roller Derby really like that?
Yes and no. Clearly, the game was painted by Hollywood’s magic brush so don’t use this film to try to learn the rules, however Bliss’ love for the game and the camaraderie a great team inspires are accurate reflections of how we feel.
When and where do you train?
We have various sessions but when you start you’ll be coming to Yarborough Leisure Centre in Lincoln from 1pm-2pm.
I’d love to be a part of LBRG but I’m not sure I can play – is there another way to be involved?
Absolutely! There are lots of ways you can join our happy family, check out our Volunteer page here.